Common name: littlebell
|Photo by John B|
|Division:||Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants|
|Class:||Magnoliopsida - Dicots|
| Ipomoea triloba|
|Natural range of Ipomoea triloba from USDA NRCS Plants Database.|
I. triloba is a perennial forb or vine. It belongs to the Covolvulaceae family. This species is not native to the continental United States .
I. triloba is not native to the continental United States, and it has been introduced to California and Florida .
This species can be found in "hammocks, sand dunes, disturbed areas" especially roadside ditches as well as gardens and planted shrubbery . It has been found in dry to moist loamy and sandy soil .
Associated Species - Cyperus erythrorhizos, Panicum dichotomiflorum, Bidens bipinnata and Fatoua villosa, Carex, Polypogon, Verbena, I. cordatotriloba,Eupatorium capillifolium, Pluchea camphorata, Rhynchospora corniculata, and Panicum verrucosum .
I. triloba flowers from late August into early November .
Conservation and Management
This species is considered a Restricted Noxious Weed in Arizona and a Noxious Weed in Florida and Arkansas. It is considered a Plant Pest in South Carolina and a U.S. weed .
Cultivation and restoration
References and notes
- USDA Plants Database URL: https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=IPTR2
- Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
- Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: May 2018. Collectors: Travis MacClendon, Loran C. Anderson, Robert K. Godfrey, Floyd Griffith, Geo Wilder, Boothes, Andre F. Clewell, R. Komarek, J. M. Kane, John B. Nelson, and Pat Ferral. States and Counties: Florida: Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Wakulla, and Washington. Georgia: Thomas. South Carolina: Georgetown.